noun, British Obsolete.
a special annual or semiannual court in which the lords of certain manors had jurisdiction over local disputes.
the area over which this jurisdiction extended, including the manor itself and, sometimes, nearby counties or shires.
Digital Technology. .
noun, Digital Technology.
a coded spelling system and language used in very informal communications on the Internet, featuring letters combined with numbers or special characters in place of letters that they may resemble, and including inventive misspellings, jargon, and slang.
the spelling conventions and jargon of this system and language.
noun (English history)
Also called court-leet. a special kind of manorial court that some lords were entitled to hold
the jurisdiction of this court
(Scot) a list of candidates for an office
short for leetspeak
impassioned about and highly skilled in the field of advanced computer programming
a jargon used by some internet groups, in which standard English is translated into a mixture of letters, numerals, and symbols found on a computer keyboard Also called 1337
an alphabet used primarily on the Internet, which uses various combinations of ASCII characters to replace Latinate letters; also called Leetspeak , L33t
Many words originally derived from Leet have now become part of the modern Internet slang, such as “pwned.”
c 1980, derived from “elite”
in reference to special court proceedings, late 13c., from Anglo-French lete, Anglo-Latin leta, of unknown origin; OED suggests possible connection to let (v.).
by 1997, ASCII alternative alphabet used mostly in Internet chat, derived from elite, and sometimes the word is used in that sense (e.g. in online gaming).
noun 1. a tidal current running in the direction toward which the wind is blowing.
[leet-speek] /ˈlitˌspik/ noun, Digital Technology. 1. a coded spelling system and language used in very informal communications on the Internet, featuring letters combined with numbers or special characters in place of letters that they may resemble, and including inventive misspellings, jargon, and slang. 2. the spelling conventions and jargon of this system and language. /ˈliːtˌspiːk/ […]
[ley-y-wahr-duh n] /ˈleɪ üˌwɑr dən/ noun 1. a city in N Netherlands. [freez-luh nd; Dutch frees-lahnt] /ˈfriz lənd; Dutch ˈfrisˌlɑnt/ noun 1. a province in the N Netherlands. 1431 sq. mi. (3705 sq. km). Capital: Leeuwarden. /Dutch ˈleːwɑrdə/ noun 1. a city in the N Netherlands, capital of Friesland province. Pop: 91 000 (2003 est) […]
[lee-werd; Nautical loo-erd] /ˈli wərd; Nautical ˈlu ərd/ adjective 1. pertaining to, situated in, or moving toward the quarter toward which the wind blows (opposed to ). noun 2. the side; the point or quarter toward which the wind blows. adverb 3. toward the . /ˈliːwəd; nautical ˈluːəd/ adjective 1. of, in, or moving to […]